Newcomer, New Community, New Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way for newcomers to get to know their community, while learning about Canadian culture, practicing or learning skills and meeting new people. Just like engaging volunteers from other cultures, there are factors unique to engaging recent immigrants. For example, they might be unfamiliar with Canadian social norms or face language barriers. And yet, volunteering is often a valuable integration tool. For many, it’s also a steppingstone towards employment. This year, I had the pleasure to meet Debbi from the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick who (among other things) helps newcomers to find volunteer opportunities in […]

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